Web Development Trends to be Followed in 2017

  • January 11, 2017
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From 2015, web gurus are trying to bring bigger changes in web development. These trends are on their way.  The online store’s sale has been increased by 17% all over the world in 2016. Mobile shopping has increased. New web languages and use of open source technologies have been adopted by web. Let’s see latest web development trends in 2017.

1. Artificial Intelligence will take over

AI applications are one of the future technologies. The impact of same is seen in web development too. A lot of advances have been made in the field of AI in 2016. Big companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have been releasing their AI technology to be used by software companies. We are already using AI in search analysis or to identify damaged or copied data.

This year developer is expected to use AI in web development building solution to big problems. The keyword research software using AI are already used. Now such applications will be built for commercial websites.

One major AI based application is going to be used for eCommerce. For example, after logging into a website, you fill your options to select product, price, brands, colors, layout and content and then, based on pre-programmed algorithms, automatically create a website for you. This website can be modified as many times you get it right.

2. Virtual reality is the future

The use of virtual reality in websites is another topic of discussion. This trend has already started to sweep gaming industry. Companies including Google and Mozilla have begun working on APIs to help VR technology transition to web. As standards develop, we expect more and more applications to be developed using VR technologies.

Most Likely, the use of virtual reality will be implemented in news websites and virtual real estate tours.

3. Internet of Things (IoT) is first priority

IoT is becoming popular from beginning of 2015. The importance to share resources using network connectivity is a great benefit. Web developers may not be directly involved in creation of such devices. However, the application will be required for synchronization of devices. Companies such as Xively and BugLabs are initiators who have already started working on APIs that can be used by developers to communicate with IoT devices.

IoT has raised some security challenges for developers to avoid data crashes.

4. Ruby on Rails, redefines programming

The popularity of Ruby on Rails is likely to increase in 2017. The latest RoR version has many interesting features like Turbolinks 5, ActionCable and APT Gem supporting IOT.

5. Release of AngularJS 2 leaves simple HTML behind

Angular 2 was released in 2016, which has completely changed front end programming. With inception of AngularJS 2, component driven programming has become new way of front end programming.

Yarn package manager

Package managers are incredible tools, especially in front end JavaScript communities. They make it easier for developers to install, update, configure and uninstall code modules within their applications. They do so by communicating with a registry of code modules and manage various dependencies code modules.

The most popular JavaScript package managers are NPM and Bower. However, a new package manager has been developed by Facebook, in collaboration with Exponent, Google, and Tilde. We expect its popularity to grow in 2017.

6. More use of JavaScript in web applications

JavaScript is an old programming language becoming more popular on web. New languages are using JavaScript because of its simplicity and ease of programming. The frameworks like Kendo, Sencha, jQuery Mobile, AngularJS, Ember, Backbone, Meteor JS, and much more, all ready to handle events and content for your Web apps and pages using event handler class described in JavaScript Library.

7. PHP Vs. NodeJS

With increasing use of NodeJS and JavaScript, PHP is fighting a battle for sustaining with grace on web. The new PHP 7 is offering faster performance. As a result, codebases such as WordPress or Drupal are running 100 % faster. Probably this year and next year will be deciding year for PHP.

At present, performance of two languages are compared but practical implementation of PHP 7 will be a deciding factor.

8. Bigger, better databases will dominate

In next generation apps, location awareness, decision-making queries, event driven queries will give rise to demand for bigger and manageable database packages.

The level of information required from the databases has exceeded the limit of present practices. The use of Robotics and Virtual Reality in databases will be a common trend in the database storage technologies.

Not only the storage methods but the media of storage will also see many changes. Already, the local servers have migrated their data to a cloud. Implementation of services like SaaS is a tough task for websites but a shift in technology is definitely required. Probably, this is the most dominating trend of 2017 in the area of web development.

Apart from these major changes, few more changes are likely to be adopted by the developer in 2017.They are:

• The use of movement based devices will generate the need for movement based JavaScript interfaces which will bring changes in old programming methods.
• Larger typography is likely to become more prevalent.
• The use of Video and Audiovisuals on the websites will be a new addition in the future.
• Web developers are going to communicate through dashboards.

Web Development is the most affected area by any new tech innovation. The good thing is, it is gracefully handling it, the bad thing is: The web development technologies are becoming overcrowded. Now it is up to the developers, how they wish to take it forward from this point onwards.

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